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  • How a hail storm spurred Makita's IT transformation

    After a massive loss of IT systems during a hail storm, power tools retailer Makita learnt to pick itself up and achieve greater flexibility, standardisation and cost savings.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner05 Aug. 15 16:21
  • In Pictures: 15 screen-sharing apps for easy collaboration

    Need to hold a virtual meeting complete with screen sharing? Or maybe you just need to remotely access a colleague’s computer to help him with a quick fix. Here are 15 ways to get the job done -- for free.

    Written by Sarah K. White23 June 15 08:24
  • Mitel drops ShoreTel bid

    Customers of ShoreTel phones and unified communications gear can stop worrying that their lives might get complicated by a merger between the company and its rival Mitel.

    Written by Tim Greene18 Nov. 14 04:18
  • Mitel takes aim at Avaya with ShoreTel bid

    Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShoreTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

    Written by Tim Greene21 Oct. 14 08:59
  • Blue Jeans introduces online forum for industry collaboration, customer advocacy

    Blue Jeans Network, a video collaboration service provider, has introduced an online platform that gives people direct access to one another as well as to engineers, product developers, and company executives. The community is designed to give customers and the larger industry a forum to propose new product ideas, share feedback, and request support.

    Written by Larry Hettick02 July 14 23:14
  • FCC broadband report offers fodder for net neutrality discussions

    A recent FCC study may have taken some wind out of the sails for those who suggest that ISPs are not living up to performance promises. In its fourth such annual report, "Measuring Broadband America-2014," the FCC has found that, on average, ISPs now provide 101% of advertised download speeds.

    Written by Larry Hettick23 June 14 23:02
  • Siemens' Unify to cut staff in half

    Unify, a joint venture between Siemens and the Gores Group, will cut 50 per cent of its staff and refocus its product roster away from hardware, following a shift in the overall unified communications market toward software and Cloud services.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez03 June 14 07:05
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